Who is Bobby Brazier and what’s his previous acting experience? Jade Goody’s son takes on new EastEnders role

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Jade Goody’s son Bobby Brazier is joining EastEnders making his acting debut in the soap.

The 19-year-old will play Freddie Slater, son of Maureen “Little Mo” Slater, and is currently filming scenes scheduled to air this summer.

The character of Freddie was last seen in Walford in May 2006 when he and his mother left to start a new life.

Now he is returning to Albert Square, aged 18, and finds himself on a path that could lead to heartbreak.

But who is Bobby Brazier? Here’s everything you need to know.

Who is Bobby Brazier?

Bobby Brazier has a successful modelling career (Bobby Brazier)
Bobby Brazier has a successful modelling career (Bobby Brazier)

Bobby Brazier is a model, actor and social media personality. He is the son of television presenter Jeff Brazier and the late reality TV star Jade Goody.

He is 19 years old, and he was born on June 6 in Harlow, Essex. The successful fashion star is on Instagram and his handle is @bobbybrazier. At the time of writing, Brazier boasts over 105,000 followers.

What is Bobby’s previous acting experience?

Bobby has no previous acting experience, and his role in EastEnders is his debut.

Speaking about the role, he said: “I’m really excited to be joining the cast of EastEnders - so far it’s been perfect. Everybody has been so beautiful to me and made settling in easier than I could’ve hoped.

“Stepping into the acting world has always been a vision of mine and doing that with EastEnders as a Slater is a blessing, I’m very grateful. Loving every minute of Freddie so far and can’t wait to see what’s in store for him in Walford.”

Who are Bobby Brazier’s parents?

Jade Goody and Jeff Brazier (PA Archive/PA Photos)
Jade Goody and Jeff Brazier (PA Archive/PA Photos)

Bobby is the son of Jeff Brazier and the late Jade Goody. Jeff, 43, is a television presenter and reality TV personality, having appeared on shows such as This Morning and Celebrity SAS.

Jade Goody rose to fame after appearing on the reality TV show Big Brother, before becoming a reality TV mainstay, including a stint on Celebrity Big Brother.

Goody was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2008 and began campaigning to raise awareness for testing for the condition, before she tragically died from the illness in 2009 at the age of 27.

Bobby was five-years-old at the time of his mother’s death from cervical cancer.

Bobby is one of two sons from the former couple, having been born in 2003 and his younger brother Freddy in 2004, and he was five-years-old at the time of his mother’s death.

Jeff Brazier raised both sons following Goody’s death and has been married to second wife Kate Dwyer since 2018.

Who is Bobby Brazier playing in EastEnders?

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Bobby’s character in EastEnders is 18-year-old Freddie Slater. Freddie is the son of the established character Little Mo Slater (Kacey Ainsworth), who he was last seen leaving Albert Square with as a young child in 2006.

Little Mo had given birth to Freddie in 2004 after he was conceived when she was raped by Graham Foster.

After a subsequent court trial, Graham was sent to prison for four years and vowed to see Freddie upon his release.

However, this never occurred - at least not on-screen - and Freddie left Walford with his mum in 2006.

The character he’s taking on in Eastenders is 18-year-old Freddie Slater, and the role is his acting debut.

Chris Clenshaw, Executive Producer of EastEnders, said of Freddie: “Freddie Slater is a chaotic 18-year-old with a sensitive soul. A modern-day lad who’s in touch with his spiritual side. He’s philosophical, accepting, but full of mischief and makes mistakes.”

On casting the role, Clenshaw added: “Bobby is an amazing young addition to the EastEnders cast who brings heart and humility to the role of Freddie Slater and I can’t wait for audiences to get to know him.”

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